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October 3, 1953

THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND MEDICAL EDUCATION

JAMA. 1953;153(5):492-493. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940220036010

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Abstract

Under the auspices of the World Medical Association there was held recently in London a conference on medical education. This was unique because it was the first world conference on this subject. Collaborating with the World Medical Association were the World Health Organization, the Council for International Organizations of the Medical Sciences, and the International Association of Universities.

The first World Conference on Medical Education was a notable event for the World Medical Association and for medical education. For the World Medical Association it demonstrated the capacity of this organization to organize a major international conference that was hailed by all who attended it as being outstanding for its broad and fundamental approach to the subject under discussion and for the quality of the papers and discussions presented.

For medical education, the conference made it clear that medical schools throughout all parts of the civilized world have the same fundamental

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